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Fontaines tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Fontenay-le-Comte at 5 km from Fontaines

Visit Fontaines: highlights and tourist information

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Fontaines is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Fontenay-le-Comte at 5 km and Maillezais abbey at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Fontaines, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Fontaines in Pays de la Loire.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Fontenay-le-Comte

Fontenay-le-Comte

at 5 km (direction north-north-east)

With some interesting 18th century townhouses to see, Fontenay-le-Comte is also home...

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 9 km (direction east-south-east)

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the edge of the...

See Maillezais abbey guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 11 km (direction east)

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and...

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Vouvant

Vouvant

Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction north-north-east)

The pleasant village of Vouvant still retains part of a medieval...

See Vouvant guide
 
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Marans

Marans

at 18 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Marans is a small town with a pretty section...

See Marans guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a...

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 22 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes, an unusual...

See Marais Poitevin guide
Lucon

Lucon

at 26 km (direction west)

Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for its imposing...

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 26 km (direction west)

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in the roman,...

See Luçon cathedral guide
Niort

Niort

at 30 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort...

See Niort guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 36 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved 15th...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Surgeres

Surgeres

at 37 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

It is the cluster of monuments in the park in the...

See Surgeres guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 39 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The historic town and monuments and the vibrant harbour area make La...

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 39 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The aquarium in La Rochelle features various parts, including a shark tank...

See La Rochelle aquarium guide

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Map of places to visit near Fontaines

 
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Markets in and near Fontaines

  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (5km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Benet: market Monday (19km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (30km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (36km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (39km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (39km)

More information about Fontaines, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Fontaines, France

What to do at Fontaines? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Fontaines.

Aquarium

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (9km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (10km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (11km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (20km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (28km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (61km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (14km)
  • Forêt de Benon (25km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (11km)
  • Zoodyssée (46km)
 
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Geography and distances

Fontaines is in the west of France at 53 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Fontaines is 360 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontaines

Canton: Fontenay-le-Comte

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85200

Distance to Fontaines

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 53 km

from Paris: 360 km

from Calais: 540 km

from Nice: 704 km

from Bordeaux: 178 km

from Strasbourg: 687 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car from a cross-channel ferry port - Saint Malo is convenient at around 3 hours drive. For driving distances to Fontaines from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Auzay, Chaix, Doix, Fontenay-le-Comte, Le Poire-sur-Velluire, Montreuil, Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux and Velluire.

This page in French: Visiter Fontaines

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